Guide for All-Hazard Emergency Operations Planning

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Kay C. Goss
DIANE Publishing, 1998 - 264 pages
Meant to aid State & local emergency managers in their efforts to develop & maintain a viable all-hazard emergency operations plan. This guide clarifies the preparedness, response, & short-term recovery planning elements that warrant inclusion in emergency operations plans. It offers the best judgment & recommendations on how to deal with the entire planning process -- from forming a planning team to writing the plan. Specific topics of discussion include: preliminary considerations, the planning process, emergency operations plan format, basic plan content, functional annex content, hazard-unique planning, & linking Federal & State operations.

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Page 7-12 - Act, above and beyond emergency services by the Federal Government, to supplement the efforts and available resources of States, local governments, and disaster relief organizations in alleviating the damage, loss, hardship, or suffering caused thereby.
Page 7-17 - A general and temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of normally dry land areas from: (1) The overflow of inland or tidal waters.
Page 7-11 - The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. It does this through services that are consistent with its congressional charter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
Page 1-2 - It is the intent of the Congress, by this Act, to provide an orderly and continuing means of assistance by the Federal Government to State and local governments in carrying out their responsibilities to alleviate the suffering and damage which result...
Page 7-12 - Major disaster" means any flood, drought, fire, hurricane, earthquake, storm, or other catastrophe in any part of the United States which, in the determination of the President, is or threatens to be of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant disaster assistance by the Federal Government to supplement the efforts and available resources of States and local governments...
Page 7-17 - ... Any action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from hazards. The term is sometimes used in a stricter sense to mean cost-effective measures to reduce the potential for damage to a facility or facilities from a disaster event. Hazardous material...
Page 7-11 - Damage assessment — The process used to appraise or determine the number of injuries and deaths, damage to public and private property, and the status of key facilities and services...
Page 1-2 - It is further declared to be the policy and intent of the Congress that the responsibility for civil defense shall be vested Jointly in the Federal Government and the several States and their political subdivisions.
Page 7-1 - Section 416 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act...
Page 7-17 - A tropical cyclone, formed in the atmosphere over warm ocean areas, in which wind speeds reach 74 miles per hour or more and blow in a large spiral around a relatively calm center or "eye.

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